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Smartphones, addictions, joy, and pleasure

Here’s a clip from Academy of Ideas that’s making the case that smartphones are creating a population of addicts. That got me to thinking about the nature of addiction. But before I get to that, another point the clips makes … Continue reading

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Clarifying New Covenant Confusion

I could spend weeks talking about the differences between the Old Covenant under Moses and the New Covenant we have in Christ. But there’s one significant difference that seems to be misunderstood by a lot of Christians which brings confusion … Continue reading

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The joy set before Him

We know what Jesus did, but why did He do it? What would motivate Him to suffer so unjustly, abandoned by His own, bearing the weight and sin of whole world in His own body? Why would anyone do this? … Continue reading

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WE are the fullness of Christ on the earth

When people tell me they love Jesus but don’t need the church it immediately tells me two things. One, they don’t trust people and, two, they don’t understand what it means to be in Christ. Actually, you can’t even be … Continue reading

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Moving on from powerless Christianity

I’ve been looking at the first two chapters of Ephesians to see what the good news that brings great joy means to us. Ephesians is indeed the high-water mark of Paul’s teaching and rather difficult to understand at first blush. … Continue reading

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Understanding the mystery of your significance

Every human heart, whether knowingly or unknowingly, searches for significance and meaning to their life. But living a life of significance comes from a strong sense of identity and purpose, and identity and purpose comes from revelation, and revelation comes … Continue reading

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Your sins are canceled…now receive the gospel!

The gospel is the good news that brings great joy. We’ve been looking at how really over-the-top good this is from the first two chapters of Ephesians. Last time, we looked at the startling reality of experiencing God’s presence. This … Continue reading

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